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Ladies of ‘The View’ go off on The Family Leader’s anti-gay marriage vow


Whoopi Goldberg and the ladies of “The View” went off on the anti-gay pledge that asks GOP presidential hopefuls to oppose any “redefinition of marriage,” and likens same-sex couples to polygamists and adulterers.

“The Marriage Vow – A Declaration of Dependence Upon Marriage and Family,” is the creation of “The Family Leader,” an Iowa-based conservative Christian group, and its CEO, Bob Vander Plaats.

The pledge which includes 14 bullet points that signers must agree to, states that homosexuality is both a choice and a health risk.

The pledge also included what critics described as “pro-slavery” language. But on Saturday, amid growing questions aimed at Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Family Leader officials said they’d removed the slavery language.

Vander Plaats wants all GOP presidential candidates to sign the pledge; so far Bachmann and Rick Santorum have signed it.

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson blasted the pledge, calling it “offensive to the principles of liberty and freedom on which this country was founded.”

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